Posted on: 21/10/2020
Posted on: 7/10/2020
Year 7 Choir rehearsal wows!
Hurstmere’s extra-curricular activities have always been popular amongst pupils and our new Year 7 boys enthusiastically attended their first choir rehearsal. Their after-school practice of Rolling in the Deep wowed staff, who could not believe it was their first time singing together. A ‘virtual’ concert is planned and this choir will certainly be part of it.
Posted on: 29/07/2020
ex-Hurstmere pupil achieves the Forbes '30 Under 30' list
At 22, Robert Taylor is the youngest Senior Camera Journalist at the BBC and has created content for the company’s entire news platforms. His work has taken him nationwide, to Europe and around the world. Robert has now been recognised for his amazing talent with a nomination in the prestigious Forbes ’30 Under 30’ list, within the Media & Marketing category. Robert left Hurstmere School in 2014 and whilst studying for his A Levels at Beths Grammar School began freelancing for the BBC. During his time at Hurstmere he was an all-round ‘Media geek’, displaying great skills with cameras, lights and sound, and was always part of our in-house tech team. Robert has said that whilst he had the opportunity to go to University he is glad that he chose an Apprenticeship. Mixing on-the-job experience with college-based training, whilst getting a qualification and being paid for it is a brilliant way to get into an industry. Congratulations to Robert – I am sure his is a name we will hear in years to come.
Posted on: 28/07/2020
Staff go from Land's End to John O'Groats
Congratulations to the members of staff who came together to complete the Strava Team Challenge during lockdown. In 14 days, they ran walked or cycled the equivalent distance from Land’s End to John O'Groats – completing a total of 1,446.15km over the 14 days. The challenge was designed to encourage each other to stay physically active, initially during lockdown. One of the best ways to improve both physical and mental health is to simply move and get active ‘together’. From this challenge and the build up to it, many people picked up some good life habits and just because this challenge is complete, it is hoped that people will continue with their active and healthy routines. The Strava team are available to encourage – for further information visit their website www.strava.com Well done, again, to everyone involved in this challenge.
Posted on: 27/07/2020
Create. Celebrate. ELEVATE!
Harmony Army’s performance of ‘Here I Am’ was included in Music for Youth’s first ever digital festival ‘Elevate’. MFY celebrated with a week of special showcases online, due to the postponement of the National Finals 2020 and their 50th Birthday concert. Their programme highlighted the wonderful artists who have appeared nationally and made MFY’s last 50 years exceptional. The showcases created an online platform promoting inclusivity and community, featuring multi-disciplinary music created by so many young people. Frankie and Haydn were interviewed by MFY to discuss that their Studio Fix lessons have continued online throughout lockdown and how pupils have come together to write and record songs. Harmony Army’s extract from the ‘Live at 5’ can be viewed via the link below (at 7m 30s): For further information about Music for Youth, visit www.mfy.org.uk
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